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Grateful Dead Live at Capitol Centre on 1991-03-17

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Grateful Dead Live at Capitol Centre on 1991-03-17

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Hell In A Bucket, Sugaree, Walkin' Blues, El Paso, Queen Jane Approximately, Rubin & Cherise, Let It Grow China Cat Sunflower-> I Know You Rider, Women Are Smarter, Crazy Fingers-> Truckin'-> New Speedway Boogie-> Drums-> Jam-> The Wheel-> All Along The Watchtower-> Black Peter-> Around & Around, E: U.S. Blues

Collection GratefulDead
Band/Artist Grateful Dead
Venue Capitol Centre
Location Landover, MD

Source Soundboard
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SBD>MC>DAT>CDR; via Tom Eliason; Seeded to etree by Willy


Reviewer: Yades - favoritefavoritefavorite - March 18, 2015
Subject: Must have been fun
This show must have been a lot of fun, not intense jamming, but the band sounds like they were enjoying themselves that night. The set list is somewhat unusual. Unfortunately Phil is completely MIA, but it is still worth a listen.
Reviewer: feather0926 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - March 17, 2012
Subject: Not the best, not the worst
Interesting song selection. A 4 star show
Reviewer: cringle - favoritefavoritefavorite - April 19, 2009
Subject: Aint No Time to Hate
This is a fine show.
Reviewer: muddyriver - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - December 30, 2006
Subject: Lovely
I am a huge Reuben and Cherise fan, and this one is flawless (not much to compare it to, played only four times as The Grateful Dead). When "The Dead" toured a few summers ago with Jimmy Herring and Warren Haynes it was played a few times....good tribute song. The CC-->IKYR is solid and The Wheel has a good tempo to it. Recording was updated? I guess, because I think it sounds great and those who saw this gem were lucky to have heard such a rare and beautiful ballad, a song very personal to Jerry. Five stars b/c of the R+C
Reviewer: BryanE - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - November 20, 2006
Subject: It's All A Gift
Man! To have been at the one of the few shows when they played R&C . . . what a treat that must have been. It was only one of the songwriting team of Garcia/Hunter's most shining moments, that's all.

There were a number of really good songs that Jerry and Hunter composed that were, more or less, confined to Garcia's repertoire that was kept ex parte, if you will, from his Grateful Dead material; e.g., Mission In The Rain, Catfish John, Run For The Roses, and Cats Under The Stars, just to name a few. But this song in particular, I feel, is outstanding among everything they ever wrote together as being one of their most fully realized emotive statements. It was perhaps their best ballad in the fullest sense in that it not only pulls the strings of the heart as well as anything you will find from Rogers & Hart, Rodgers & Hammerstein, or even Roy Rogers and Dale Evans (sorry-had to go there), not to mention Lennon & McCartney, but it also tells a fully realized story. It is a wonderful song, and it was an excellent choice on the part of whomever it was that decided to put into the Dead's play list, whether it was Jerry, himself, or whether Phil, Weir, or somebody else coaxed him into it.

The problem, though, is not with the sound quality of the recording; it is, rather, with the fact that it seems that everyone is a critic, and right now I choose to be a critic of the other critics. This recording is not that bad at all, despite what some here have said. Listen to the other recordings on this site of the few other times the band played this song, and you will find that this is really crisp and clear. Enjoy and quit looking for reasons to complain! If you want perfection, check out the 1972 Miami Dolphins instead.
Reviewer: crypticalother1 - favoritefavorite - March 1, 2005
Subject: Sound Sucks?
Better Source
Thanks to charlie Miller, as always!
Reviewer: jakleggs - favorite - July 16, 2004
Subject: This is a real bummer
Great showw!!!!! Iwas there sound wasn't great but this seems like a converted mp3 file to me los of clicks his feedback. There were sound problems with Phil's bass during first set and also Bobby's guitar but Everything worked out in Let it Grow(bumm bummbumm bumbbuum). Not so in this recording. I want all the shows I was at but I'm not burning this one!!!!!! Someone please find and upload a better copy!!!!!
Reviewer: Imercator - favoritefavoritefavorite - June 25, 2004
Subject: Great show, bad sound
As already reported, this is a fantastic show, with 'Ruben & Cherise' making it's debut amoungst other highlights, however, this particular recording is not so good. A lot of high end and hardly any bass. Let's hope a decent copy turns up someday. 4 stars for performance, 2 stars for sound quality.
Reviewer: bigtim - favoritefavorite - May 15, 2004
Subject: Beware Sound Quality
This was a wonderful show, and the sound was excellent at the venue (I know because I was sitting in front of the board). The Deadhead Taper's Compendium says that the soundboard for this show in circulation is A quality. However, although this tape is obviously a soundboard, the sound quality is marginal. There is almost no bass, the high frequencies are strident, and there is noticeable hiss. It may be that the problem is partly the mix that was delivered to the master deck, but the sound also suggests incorrect azimuth adjustment and/or incorrect noise reduction decoding somewhere in the signal path. Very disappointing. I hope a better copy will surface eventually.
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